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Corps’ chief of engineers signs off on Truckee River flood plan

By ThisIsReno

ARMY CORPS NEWS RELEASE

Steamboat Creek flooding over Mira Loma Drive after the 1997 flood

Steamboat Creek flooding over Mira Loma Drive after the 1997 flood

SACRAMENTOThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Truckee River Flood Management Authority are closer to moving forward with a $280.8 million plan to reduce flood risk along the Truckee River after Corps Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick signed off on the project April 11 at Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The approved plan includes flood risk management and recreation features along approximately six miles of the Truckee River from U.S. Route 395 to the town of Vista.

“We’re absolutely pleased to reach this major project milestone and are proud to present a quality  project to be considered for authorization,” said Glen Reed, project manager for the Corps.

The plan will now go before the assistant secretary of the Army for civil works and the Office of Management and Budget for their final review. Following that, the plan would be eligible to be authorized and funded by Congress for construction.

The Truckee River Flood Management Authority, the project’s local cost-share partner, would provide at least 35 percent of the project’s funding for construction, with the Corps providing the remaining funds.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

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